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2012-01-13 01:51 pm

365 Films: Day 13, Easy A (2010)

I do sympathize strongly with Olivia's wish for her life to a John Hughes movie. Mostly in that I wish this movie had been directed by John Hughes.

Not to yearn for the good old days or anything. )
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2012-01-13 01:51 pm

365 Films: Day 12, Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

Con men and pre-revolutionary France are my two narrative weaknesses, and Dangerous Liaisons comes very close to providing everything I've ever wanted.

An actual con set in 1750s France would probably just kill me from joy. )
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2012-01-11 08:43 pm

365 Films: Day 11, Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)

Under the Red Hood is such a good movie I almost don't feel guilty for consuming DC media that doesn't have any female characters. At least it's pre-DCnU?

I'm still going to responsible comic reader Hell. )
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2012-01-11 03:40 pm

365 Films: Day 10, Velvet Goldmine (1998)

I'm going to be bluntly honest here -- I was hugely disappointed by Velvet Goldmine.

I should have just watched a documentary on David Bowie. )
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2012-01-10 01:08 pm

365 Films: Day 9, The Night Watch (2011)

Connie Willis has given me an irrational fondness for British Home Front volunteers in WWII, and The Night Watch is no exception.

If only they were time travellers. )
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2012-01-08 12:24 pm

365 Films: Day 8, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011)

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol is a thoroughly ridiculous movie made infinitely more enjoyable by how much it recognizes that.

I hope there's a sequel. )
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2012-01-07 03:41 pm

365 Films: Day 7, I Can't Think Straight (2007)

In retrospect, a title as cheesy as I Can't Think Straight should have been my first warning.

I'm too trusting. )
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2012-01-06 12:42 pm

365 Films: Day 6, I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)

This is the best movie about gay conmen since Ocean's Eleven.

Badum-tish. )
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2012-01-05 12:03 pm

365 Films: Day 5, D.E.B.S. (2004)

D.E.B.S.: the heartwarming story of a love separated by the law and several secret agencies. Now with lesbians!

I kind of love that trope. )
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2012-01-04 01:45 pm

365 Films: Day 4, The Celluloid Closet (1996)

The Celluloid Closet is just so fucking enjoyable that I'm seriously considering spending thirty bucks on a used paperback edition of the book.

That good. )
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2012-01-03 12:09 pm

365 Films: Day 3, Brothers of the Head (2005)

Brothers of the Head is a "documentary" about fictional conjoined twins effectively sold into contract as a pop rock band in the 70s. It is exactly as demoralizing as it sounds.

Still pretty good, though )
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2012-01-02 09:25 pm

365 Films: Day 2, Akira (1988)

So Akira is a pretty good movie.

I mean, just maybe. )
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2012-01-01 09:13 pm

365 Films: Day 1, TiMER (2009)

I'm doing a challenge this year where I watch (and theoretically review) one new movie every day. We'll see how it goes, but the first one is up now.
      As much as the movie contrives to throw roadblocks in their relationship, I'm kind of how thrilled by how close Oona and Steph are, even when they're fighting. They laugh it off when Oona's (pretty odious) mother declares that they were "destined to be sisters", but it's so inherently true, and the movie is clearly aware of that. Despite anything else I questioned in the movie, I completely believed the pair of them as the kind of friends that sisters are; a little tense, a little hypocritical, but behind each other to the very end.

Full review posted @ Dreamwidth!
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2012-01-01 01:04 pm

365 Films: Day 1, TiMER (2009)

I'm doing a challenge this year where I watch (and theoretically review) one new movie every day. We'll see how it goes, but today I watched TiMER, a romantic comedy set in an alternate universe where people can get a digital clock implanted on their wrist that counts down to the second they meet "the one".

A little bit spoilery, sorry )